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Arena Riga
Arena Riga A.jpg
Location Riga, Latvia
Broke ground June 17, 2004
Built February 1, 2006
Opened February 15, 2006
Construction cost Ls 20 million
Capacity 14,500 (concerts)
11,200 (basketball)
10,300 (ice hockey)
Dinamo Riga (KHL) (2008-present)
Barons LMT (BBL/LBL) (2006-2009)
ASK Riga (BBL/LBL) (2006-2009)

Arena Riga (Latvian: Arēna Rīga) is an indoor arena in Riga, Latvia. It is primarily used for ice hockey, basketball and concerts. Riga Arena holds max. 14,500 people and was completed in 2006. It was built to be used as one of the venues for the 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, the other being Skonto Arena.

Many big name international artists have performed at this venue, including: Depeche Mode, Chris Rea, Korn, Queen and Paul Rodgers, Sigur Rós, Sex Pistols, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Placebo, Elton John, Lou Reed, R.E.M., Rihanna, Pink, Kylie Minogue, Backstreet Boys, Björk, Seal, Avril Lavigne, Lenny Kravitz, Linkin Park, Muse, Sting, Mylène Farmer, Deep Purple, Scorpions, James Brown, Nazareth.

It is home to the Kontinental Hockey League club Dinamo Riga since 2008.

In June 2008 Arena Riga was host to Sensation White 2008 Latvia which was attended by 15,400 people having performances by great Dj's all over the world with names like DJ Tiesto, Eric Prydz, David Guetta, Lavin Hirani and Paul Van Dyk.

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Coordinates: 56°58′4.65″N 24°7′16.84″E / 56.9679583°N 24.1213444°E / 56.9679583; 24.1213444

Preceded by
Albert Schultz Eishalle
IIHF World Championships
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Khodynka Arena


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